Creating a gradient opacity mask


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Creating a gradient opacity mask

All right gang, I'm still working inside the Clipped jacket & bench.ai file. In this exercise, I'm going to use a rectangle filled with a gradient in order to create a gradient opacity mask that will enable us to fade the keyboard out of view. So, the idea is we turn the entire piano sublayer into its own gradient. It is quite the thing as you will see. All right, so the simplest way to work here, if I were to draw an object with the piano layer highlighted inside the Layers palette then that new object would appear inside the piano sublayer. Then I would have to take it out of the Piano sublayer so that we could make it into an opacity mask for that entire layer. Just sort of a little bit of mechanics inside of Illustrator.

Instead what we are going to do is we are going to click on the Vectors layer to highlight it. No need to meatball the layer, don't do that, just click on the layer. And then go ahead and get yourself the Rectangle tool right there, or you can press...

Creating a gradient opacity mask
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Creating a gradient opacity mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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